Casual Carpool

Dodge rush hour traffic and make new friends.

Casual carpooling is a convenient and engaging way to commute in the Bay Area.

On weekday mornings, people meet as either drivers or passengers at designated locations in the East Bay and travel to downtown San Francisco. Casual carpooling allows cars with three or more people going westbound on the Bay Bridge in the morning to take advantage of the high occupancy vehicle lanes, save time at the toll plaza and get the double bonus of a reduced bridge toll.

There are more than 20 casual carpool pick-up locations. Visit sfcasualcarpool.com for a full list of pick-up locations and additional information such as safety precautions, who gets to pick the radio station, and whether carpool passengers contribute toward the toll.

Now you can take bikeshare to many casual carpool pick-up locations. Over half the casual carpool pick up locations have Bay Wheels stations nearby.

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  • Evening Casual Carpool Pick Up

    Spear Street between Howard & Folsom
    San Francisco

    Address:

    200-298 Spear Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Morning Casual Carpool Drop Off

    South side of Howard St. b/w First & Fremont
    San Francisco

    Address:

    Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Encinal Ave & Park Ave

    On Park Ave Northwest corner of Encinal and Park Ave. Cars line up pointed towards Encinal
    Alameda - East Alameda

    Address:

    1301 Park Avenue
    Alameda, CA 94501

  • Webster St & Santa Clara Ave

    On Santa Clara on the Northeast corner of Webster St. and Santa Clara Ave. (Bus stop)
    Alameda - West Alameda

    Address:

    1453 Webster Street
    Alameda, CA 94501

  • North Berkeley BART

    On Sacramento, east of the entrance to the BART station. Rides to Civic Center as well as Downtown San Francisco: Drivers/riders going to Civic Center meet south of the newspaper racks. Downtown-bound cars pull up to, but not past, the newspaper racks. Civic Center drop-off is usually around 9th and Market, but drivers often volunteer to take riders further (north of Market) if they're going that way.
    Berkeley

    Address:

    1700 Sacramento Street
    Berkeley, CA 94702

  • Del Norte BART

    On Eastshore, just south of Orchard Supply Hardware. Do not park in the Orchard parking lot. You will be ticketed/towed.
    El Cerrito

    Address:

    1664 Eastshore Boulevard
    El Cerrito, CA 94530

  • Christie Ave & 64th St

    In front of the Pacific Park Plaza tower/condos
    Emeryville

    Address:

    6403 Christie Ave.
    Emeryville, CA 94608

  • Marina

    Powell St. between Admiral and Commodore
    Emeryville

    Address:

    3101 Powell Street
    Emeryville, CA 94608

  • Fairfield Transportation Center

    Corner of Cadenasso Dr. and Magellan (south of I-80 W. Texas St. exit)
    Fairfield

    Address:

    Magellan Rd
    Fairfield, CA 94533

  • Hercules Transit Center

    In the lot on Willow Avenue near the eastbound Interstate 80 off-ramp. Note: parking is by pay permit only. Daily permits are $3, which includes a round-trip to El Cerrito Del Norte. Permits have to be bought in advance in time for you to receive them via U.S. mail
    Hercules/Rodeo

    Address:

    1473 Willow Ave
    Rodeo, CA 94572

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